ABOUT Balance & Motion Massage TheRAPY
Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, SMT(C)
Paula Burchat is a certified Sport Massage Therapist, SMT(C) and a Level 2 trained distance running coach. As a member of Athletics Canada’s Integrated Support Team (IST) she regularly travels internationally as a team therapist for Canada’s Cross Country Running Team and Track and Field Teams. She has also worked with the Canadian Rugby Team and Boxing Ontario.
In 2018, Paula will be a member of core medical for Team Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. She will also participate on her 15th Athletics Canada National Team as part of the IST for the U20 World Track and Field Championships in Tampere, Finland.
Paula has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2005. She treats clients aged 10-90 years who are active at all levels. Before becoming Laurel’ mom, Paula was a competitive ultra marathoner winning races ranging from 50 miles to 100 miles. She is proud to have competed for Canada at the World 100km Ultramarathon Championships in 2007 and 2008. Paula is a past race committee, board and executive member of the Ottawa Race Weekend and she held several positions on the board and executive of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists’ Association.